OPB Headlines for Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

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New 'Critical Habitat' Map Out For Spotted Owl

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 9:37 p.m.

The Northern Spotted Owl is getting a new level of protection across hundreds of miles of its range. The new Critical Habitat map is drawing praise from environmentalists and condemnation from the timber industry.

Judge Won't Stop Port Of Portland Strike

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 4:37 p.m.

A possible strike at the Port of Portland came one step closer Wednesday, after a Multnomah County judge refused to grant an injunction blocking the union action.

Pension Cost-Cutting To Be Built Into Kitzhaber's Budget

Northwest News Network | Nov. 21, 2012 4:32 p.m.

SALEM, Ore. – When Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber unveils his budget proposal November 30, it will include something of a ...

Advisory Committee Balks At Mayor's West Hayden Island Plan

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 3:42 p.m.

An advisory committee working on a plan for West Hayden Island declined to pass Portland Mayor Sam Adams' amended proposal for it. Wednesday's meeting was the first of several looming procedural hurdles.

Women's Team To Join Timbers In Spring 2013

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 3:10 p.m.

Portland will soon have a professional women’s soccer team. Officials with US Soccer announced Wednesday the eight locations that’ll form the new league. Games are slated to begin next spring, and run through September.

Oregon Begins Mileage Tax Pilot Project

Northwest News Network | Nov. 21, 2012 3:05 p.m.

About 40 Oregon drivers are spending this fall measuring their miles on the road. It’s part of a pilot project to study ...

Two Ore. Resorts To Start Ski Season On Thanksgiving

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 2:41 p.m.

Mother nature is giving winter sports enthusiasts something to be thankful for this year. Two Oregon ski resorts, Mt Hood Meadows and Mt. Bachelor, say they’ll be open for business on Thanksgiving Day.

Mt. Hood Skibowl Sued Over Teen Snowboarder's Death

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 2:35 p.m.

A family whose 17-year-old daughter died in a snowboarding accident in January filed suit against Mt. Hood Skibowl Wednesday. The lawsuit asks for changes to a trail, and more than a half-million dollars.

New Plan Nearly Doubles Northwest Owl Habitat

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 2:29 p.m.

The northern spotted owl is receiving additional protections across 9 million acres in the Northwest.

Public Comment Period Added For Columbia Coal Export Plan

EarthFix | Nov. 21, 2012 12:10 p.m.

The Oregon Department of State Lands is adding a third public comment period for one of the permits the Morrow Pacific coal export project needs to build a terminal in Boardman, Oregon.

Tigard Water Customers Advised To Boil Water

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 11:50 a.m.

Tigard city officials are advising residents in the Tigard Water Service Area to boil their water.

Portland Charities Prepare To Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 11:45 a.m.

Charities around Portland are gearing up to serve Thanksgiving dinner. The Portland Rescue Mission, Union Gospel Mission and Genesis Community Fellowship are just a few of the places offering a Thanksgiving meal.

Timbers Owner: Women’s Soccer Coming To Portland

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 11:32 a.m.

U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that it plans to create a new national women’s soccer league, with two of its first eight clubs to be based in Portland and Seattle. Play would begin in 2013.

Three Years Later, Former Officer Recalls Lakewood Shootings

Northwest News Network | Nov. 21, 2012 11:04 a.m.

Three years ago this Thanksgiving weekend, an Arkansas parolee shot and killed four police officers in a Lakewood, ...

In The High Desert, A Sustainable Mill Targets A Thirsty Tree

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012 5 a.m.

Juniper trees have overpopulated in eastern Oregon, and scientist say they are sucking the high desert dry. A group of environmental entrepreneurs thinks the best way to restore the desert is by creating a commercial market for juniper.

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